TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TETRA IMAGES END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
This license agreement is a legal and binding agreement (“Agreement”) between you ("Licensee") and Tetra Images LLC (“Tetra”). Tetra is the owner, or the exclusive authorized agent for the copyright owners, of the Images. This license agreement covers the grant to you of a license in return for payment (a “License”) and applies to licenses issued online or by any other means (the “Agreement”). By accessing, using or paying for any of Tetra’s Images, as defined below, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree with any of the applicable terms and conditions, do not obtain or use any Images from Tetra. The term “Licensee” includes your client if you are acting on behalf of the client and provided both you and your client are jointly and severally liable to Tetra under this Agreement. Should your client subsequently dispute your authority to enter into this License Agreement on their behalf, you will remain bound by the License Agreement and liable for any failure of your client/intended Licensee to comply with the terms of this Agreement.
“Images” means all types of visual content, including without limitation still photography, motion, film or video and may include audio elements, whether generated optically, electronically, digitally or by any other means, and shall include all metadata, keywords, descriptions and captions associated therewith. Any reference to Images includes the whole or the part.
2. License Terms
Subject to the terms of this License Agreement, Tetra grants Licensee a perpetual, worldwide, non-transferable, non-exclusive right to reproduce, transmit and display its Images, in whole or in part, and the right to create derivative works with respect to Tetra’s Images identified on Tetra’s Invoice, an unlimited number of times, in any and all media and for all uses other then the restrictions in Section 4, described below.
All other rights to the Images, software and accompanying materials (if applicable), including without limitation copyright and all other rights, are retained by Tetra. No rights in any Images are granted except the limited license specified in this Agreement. Any right, title or interest arising in any compilation or derivative work created using any Images shall not entitle Licensee to use any Images except as permitted hereunder. You do not acquire any copyright ownership or equivalent rights in or to any Images of Tetra or its Image sources as a result of any license Tetra grants to Licensee. All rights not specifically granted are retained by Tetra.
Licensee may alter, crop, modify or adapt the Images. Licensee may make a back-up copy of the content for internal back-up purposes provided Tetra’s copyright and any image identifying information embedded with the digital file is retained with the file. Limited, temporary transfers of the Images are permitted to third parties integral to the creation of the final product, provided such third parties agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement.
3. Number of Users/Seat License
Licensee may store the Images on a server, in an image library, in an image jukebox, or in any sort of network configuration to be viewed by Licensee, subcontractors or its clients provided that no more than 10 persons can access the Images. If you are an intermediary, such as an advertising agency or design firm, the Images may only be used by one of your clients, who must agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. You may allow individuals employed by your client to have access to the Images, provided the total number of individuals with access to the Images, including those within your organization as well as the client’s, remains no more than ten (10).
Before permitting access to more than 10 persons, Licensee must purchase a separate seat license from Tetra, or its authorized distributor, for each additional individual user. Contact Tetra Images at email@example.com for further information.
4. Restrictions on Use
Except as provided herein, Licensee may not:
· Sublicense, sell, assign, convey or transfer any of its rights under this Agreement, but Licensee may sell or license derivative works incorporating the Images.
· Licensee may not, without obtaining the prior written consent of Tetra and the payment of additional License fees, include the Licensed Images in an electronic template intended to be used by third parties on electronic or printed products, or where the purpose is to create multiple impressions, including but not limited to: website designs, presentation templates, electronic greeting cards, business cards, t-shirts, mugs, calendars, posters, screensavers or wallpaper for mobile devices or any other electronic or printed matter without obtaining a license for such purpose.
· Sell, license or distribute its final product in such a way that permits Licensee's end users to extract or access the Images as a stand-alone file.
· Incorporate the Images into a logo, trademark or service mark.
· Incorporate the Images into the design of any currency, either in the form of paper or coins.
· Distribute, post or upload the Image(s) online in a downloadable format or enable it to be distributed via mobile devices.
· Use any Image in any way which is, in Tetra’s reasonable opinion, pornographic, defamatory, libelous or in any other illegal manner, whether directly or in context or juxtaposition with other subject matter and materials.
· With respect to the software on the CD-ROM or other storage media, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the software to a human readable form.
· Use any of the Images in any manner prohibited by any export laws, restrictions or regulations.
· Use any of the Images in any way that infringes on any copyright, trade name, trademark, service mark or intellectual property.
· Use any Image to promote a business which sells or licenses photographic products, or which competes with Tetra in any manner
· Falsely represent, expressly or impliedly, that Licensee is the original creator of a visual work that derives a substantial part of its artistic components from the Images.
5. Product Endorsement or Sensitive Use Disclaimer
If any Image featuring a model is used in a manner that would lead a reasonable person to believe that the model personally uses or endorses a product or service, or if the depiction of the model is used in connection with a subject that would be unflattering, embarrassing or unduly controversial to a reasonable person, Licensee must accompany each such use with a conspicuous statement that indicates that the person is a model and that the Image is being used for illustrative purposes only. These requirements are without prejudice to the obligations of Tetra regarding use of the Images contained elsewhere throughout this Agreement. The term “Sensitive Use” includes but is not limited to, the use of an Image to associate, imply or indicate involvement by the model or any subject in the Image in illegal activities, medical conditions or procedures, other health and mental health issues, drug or substance abuse, welfare or economic aid, dating agencies, sexual preference, teen pregnancy, abortion and adoption, political or religious affiliation, smoking or alcohol usage, feminine hygiene, incontinence or impotence.
6. Credit Line
If an Image is used in print media in an editorial manner, the credit line “© Tetra Images” must appear adjacent to such use. If an Image is used in a film, video, television production, documentary, or similar audio/visual or multimedia product in an editorial manner, the credit line “© Tetra Images” must appear in the production credits. If an Image is used online in an editorial manner, a link to www.tetraimages.com must appear adjacent to such use. Omission of this link shall not constitute a breach of the terms of this Agreement so long as Licensee remedies such omission upon Tetra’s request.
Tetra may, at its option, waive this credit line requirement upon request via either email or other writing.
Model releases are available on Images containing models upon request (names are removed to protect the privacy of the model). Other than model releases for recognizable persons, Tetra grants no rights and makes no warranties with regard to the use of names, trademarks, trade dress, registered, unregistered or copyrighted designs or works of art or architecture depicted in any Image, and Licensee must satisfy himself or herself that all the necessary rights or consents regarding any of the above, as may be required for reproduction, have been obtained.
Certain public and private locations, monuments, buildings and properties may be protected by copyright or trademark law. It is the responsibility of the Licensee to secure these rights before using an Image. Tetra does not warrant that property releases have been obtained for such images, nor will Tetra assume responsibility for obtaining clearances for such uses.
Tetra Images Indemnity. Provided Tetra is not otherwise in breach of this Agreement, and subject to Section 9 below, as Licensee's sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of the representations and warranties below, Tetra shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Licensee and its parent, subsidiaries and commonly owned or controlled affiliates and their respective officers, directors and employees from all damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable outside attorney fees), arising out of or connected with any actual lawsuit or legal proceeding alleging that Tetra is in breach of its warranties set forth below. No other indemnification is offered by Tetra under the Agreement.
Licensee Indemnity. Licensee agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Tetra and its parent, subsidiaries and commonly owned or controlled affiliates and their respective officers, directors and employees harmless from all damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs), arising out of or as a result of claims by third parties relating to Licensee's use of any Images outside the scope of this Agreement or any other breach by Licensee of this Agreement.
9. Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Tetra represents that it has the right to grant the license herein and warrants the Images to be free from defects in material and workmanship for thirty (30) days from delivery. The sole and exclusive remedy for a breach of the foregoing warranty is the replacement of the CD-ROM or Image files, or refund of the purchase price, at Tetra’s option.
TETRA MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TETRA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY GENERAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR LOST PROFITS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF LICENSEE'S USE OF THE IMAGES, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF TETRA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES. TETRA’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH LICENSEE'S USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE IMAGES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) SHALL, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BE LIMITED TO THE VALUE OF THE LICENSE PAID BY THE LICENSEE FOR THE USE OF THE IMAGES.
Licensee may have additional rights under state law.
Although Tetra has attempted in all cases to correctly caption the subject matter of the Images, Tetra does not warrant the accuracy of such information.
10. Payment Terms
No License is granted until full payment of Tetra’s licensing fee is received. Unless credit terms have specifically been agreed directly between Tetra and the Licensee, payment of Tetra’s invoices must be received on the sooner of thirty (30) days of its date net, without any discounts, or prior to the publication of any Image. The Licensee agrees to pay Tetra a service charge of two percent (2%) per month on any unpaid balance after this time period for the use of the Image.
Any disputes concerning the invoice must be submitted in writing within ten (10) business days of the invoice date, or the Licensee shall be deemed to have accepted the invoice as issued.
11. Cancellation Policy for Royalty-Free Images
All Licenses are final; no refunds or credits will be allowed. The breaking of the CD-ROM seal or downloading of an Image file is considered to be the complete fulfillment of Tetra’s obligations.
12. Copyright Infringement and Liquidated Damages
In the event that the Licensee utilizes any Image without, or prior to, the granting of a license, Tetra reserves the right to seek damages through legal means unless the Licensee agrees to reimburse Tetra, as liquidated damages, a sum equal to five (5) times the market value licensing fee charged for such use of a Royalty-Free Image.
If the Licensee fails to make the payment as described above within thirty (30) days of Tetra’s invoicing such fee, this liquidated damage provision shall be void and Tetra reserves the right to sue for copyright infringement, including attorneys’ fees and all associated costs.
The license contained in this Agreement will terminate automatically without notice from Tetra if Licensee fails to comply with any provision of this Agreement. Upon termination, Licensee must immediately (i) stop using the Images, (ii) destroy or, upon the request of Tetra, return the Images to Tetra, and (iii) delete or remove the Images from Licensee's premises, computer systems, websites and storage (electronic or physical).
Tetra reserves the right to revoke the license to use any Images for good cause and elect to replace such Images with alternative Images. Upon notice of any revocation of a license for any Images, Licensee shall immediately cease using such Images, shall take all reasonable steps to discontinue use of the replaced Images in products that already exist and shall inform all end-users and clients of same.
If one or more of the provisions contained in the Agreement is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. Such provisions shall be reformed only to the extent to make it enforceable.
16. Choice of Law/Attorneys’ Fees
If Licensee is located within the United States of America, then this Agreement will be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its laws relating to conflicts of law. Licensee agrees that the Circuit or County Court of the State of New York for New York County and the United States District Court for the District of New York located in Manhattan are the agreed and appropriate forums for any such suit, and consents to service of process by registered mail or overnight courier with proof of delivery.
If Tetra is obligated to go to court to enforce any of its rights, the Licensee agrees to reimburse Tetra for its legal fees and disbursements if Tetra is successful.
If Licensee is located outside of the United States of America, and Licensee obtained the Images from an authorized Tetra distributor rather than directly from Tetra, then this Agreement will be governed in all respects by the applicable and relevant national, regional and/or local laws and statutes of the country, region, city and/or township in which Tetra’s authorized distributor is located.
The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not govern this Agreement.
Licensee is responsible for any and all sales taxes, use taxes, value added taxes and duties imposed by any jurisdiction as a result of Licensee’s use of an Image or as a result of the license granted to Licensee.
No action of Tetra, other than express written waiver, may be construed as a waiver of any provision of this Agreement.
19. Entire Contract
This contract contains all the terms and conditions of the license Agreement and no terms or conditions may be added or deleted unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of both parties. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions contained herein and the terms and conditions contained on any purchase order or other writing sent by Licensee, the terms of this Agreement shall govern.